Wealth in Relation to Material and Intellectual Progress and Achievement

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The Book of Wealth is a much sought-after book written by Hubert Howe Bancroft and published in 1896. The book details the wealth of historic figures and dynasties dating from ancient times up to 1896.  It was written to be the companion book to The Book of the Fair and took about six years to complete.

It is described as:

"An inquiry into the nature and distribution of the world’s resources and riches, and a history of the origin and influence of property, its possession, accumulation, and disposition in all ages and among all nations, as a factor in human accomplishment, an agency of human refinement, and in the evolution of civilization from the earliest to the present era."

The book is presented here, free of charge!